Highlands Ranch, CO Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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Big Dry Creek Trail (Arvada)

3.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Grass

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

5.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Blunn Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Corridor Trail

0.8 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Firestone Trail

8.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Dirt

Foothills Trail (CO)

6.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

71 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Left Hand Greenway

2.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

10.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Mesa Valley Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Moon Gulch Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

17 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

15 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Railroad Bed Trail

2.1 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Rock Island Trail (CO)

14.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Rockrimmon Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

14 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Switzerland Trail

14 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Van Bibber Creek Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Big Dry Creek Trail in Arvada (not be confused with similarly named trails in Westminster and Littleton) is a multi-use pathway tucked into the northwest corner of the Denver suburb. The trail...
CO 3.3 mi Concrete, Grass
Big Dry Creek Trail provides a pleasant connector between the High Line Canal Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway, two jewels in the trail network of the greater Denver area. Although the trail is...
CO 5.4 mi Concrete
Blunn Trail forms a link between two of Arvada's most popular trails: Ralston Creek Trail and Van Bibber Creek Trail. The north end of the trail is at Ralston Creek Trail on the west side of Virgil...
CO 1.3 mi Concrete
Note: Like most of Lyons' parks system, the Corridor Trail has been closed since a devastating flood in September 2013. Work is currently underway to reopen the closed parks and trails. See the city's...
CO 0.8 mi Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Firestone Trail mostly parallels Colorado Boulevard between Dacono in the south and north of Firestone, at the northern end of the trail. The trail is paved and provides access to parks,...
CO 8.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Foothills Trail runs along Colorado Springs' western border at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. You'll begin near Oak Valley Ranch Park and travel south along an irrigation channel,...
CO 6.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The High Line Canal Trail is a popular stretch of path through Denver's southside suburbs, winding for 71 miles between Aurora and Roxborough State Park. The trail is owned and operated by Denver...
CO 71 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The Left Hand Greenway is a diagonal path along its namesake creek in southern Longmont. It begins at a juncture with the St. Vrain Greenway, a scenic 8-mile route across the city. From there, you'll...
CO 2.9 mi Concrete
The Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail (nicknamed the LOBO) extends more than 10 miles between these two major cities and taps into the region's vast network of trails. Most of the pathway has a...
CO 10.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Situated in the northwestern corner of Colorado Springs, the Mesa Valley Trail travels through largely open areas to Sondermann Park. In the park, you will travel through woodlands along Mesa Creek....
CO 1.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
The city of Arvada boasts over 150 miles of hike, bike and equestrian trails. The Denver suburb is home to the Moon Gulch Trail, a multipurpose trail traveling east-west and connecting the Indiana...
CO 2 mi Concrete
The New Santa Fe Regional Trail provides a scenic journey along the front range of the mountains, from Palmer Lake Recreation Area in northern El Paso County through the U.S. Air Force Academy in...
CO 17 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand
The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail runs throughout Colorado Springs, from just south of the United States Air Force Academy to the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The popular trail connects at both ends to...
CO 15 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Located on Aurora’s south end, the Railroad Bed Trail offers a 2-mile diagonal pathway within Cherry Creek State Park, a recreational gem with opportunities for camping, fishing, swimming and...
CO 2.1 mi Dirt
About an hour south of Denver, the Rock Island Trail offers a nearly 15-mile pathway in two disconnected segments in El Paso County. Future plans call for linking the two sections for a seamless trail...
CO 14.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Rockrimmon Trail, named for the Colorado Springs neighborhood in which it lies, begins in Foothills Park, adjacent to Foothills Elementary School. From there, the crushed-stone trail winds its way...
CO 1.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Sand Creek Regional Greenway follows Sand Creek in Denver's northeast metro area. The southern end of the trail, through Denver and Aurora, has a soft surface, which can make for a dusty ride when...
CO 14 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Switzerland Trail in the peaks west of Boulder was named for the spectacular mountain scenery along this remote and former railroad route. Although why it had to be named after another country...
CO 14 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Van Bibber Creek, Park and Trail all owe their name to Isaac van Bibber, an early settler to the area.  The trail begins on Oak Street and heads west in the swathe cut by the creek through the...
CO 2.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Trails by activity

Moon Gulch Trail

CO - 2 miles

The city of Arvada boasts over 150 miles of hike, bike and equestrian trails. The Denver suburb is home to the Moon Gulch Trail, a multipurpose trail traveling east-west and connecting the Indiana...

Firestone Trail

CO - 8.5 miles

The Firestone Trail mostly parallels Colorado Boulevard between Dacono in the south and north of Firestone, at the northern end of the trail. The trail is paved and provides access to parks,...

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

CO - 15 miles

The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail runs throughout Colorado Springs, from just south of the United States Air Force Academy to the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The popular trail connects at both ends to...

Left Hand Greenway

CO - 2.9 miles

The Left Hand Greenway is a diagonal path along its namesake creek in southern Longmont. It begins at a juncture with the St. Vrain Greenway, a scenic 8-mile route across the city. From there, you'll...

Accordion

Big Dry Creek Trail (Arvada)

CO - 3.3 miles

Big Dry Creek Trail in Arvada (not be confused with similarly named trails in Westminster and Littleton) is a multi-use pathway tucked into the northwest corner of the Denver suburb. The trail...

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

CO - 10.8 miles

The Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail (nicknamed the LOBO) extends more than 10 miles between these two major cities and taps into the region's vast network of trails. Most of the pathway has a...

Rock Island Trail (CO)

CO - 14.8 miles

About an hour south of Denver, the Rock Island Trail offers a nearly 15-mile pathway in two disconnected segments in El Paso County. Future plans call for linking the two sections for a seamless trail...

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

CO - 17 miles

The New Santa Fe Regional Trail provides a scenic journey along the front range of the mountains, from Palmer Lake Recreation Area in northern El Paso County through the U.S. Air Force Academy in...

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

CO - 71 miles

The High Line Canal Trail is a popular stretch of path through Denver's southside suburbs, winding for 71 miles between Aurora and Roxborough State Park. The trail is owned and operated by Denver...

Blunn Trail

CO - 1.3 miles

Blunn Trail forms a link between two of Arvada's most popular trails: Ralston Creek Trail and Van Bibber Creek Trail. The north end of the trail is at Ralston Creek Trail on the west side of Virgil...

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

CO - 5.4 miles

Big Dry Creek Trail provides a pleasant connector between the High Line Canal Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway, two jewels in the trail network of the greater Denver area. Although the trail is...

Van Bibber Creek Trail

CO - 2.6 miles

The Van Bibber Creek, Park and Trail all owe their name to Isaac van Bibber, an early settler to the area.  The trail begins on Oak Street and heads west in the swathe cut by the creek through the...

Foothills Trail (CO)

CO - 6.6 miles

The Foothills Trail runs along Colorado Springs' western border at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. You'll begin near Oak Valley Ranch Park and travel south along an irrigation channel,...

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

CO - 10.8 miles

The Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail (nicknamed the LOBO) extends more than 10 miles between these two major cities and taps into the region's vast network of trails. Most of the pathway has a...

Moon Gulch Trail

CO - 2 miles

The city of Arvada boasts over 150 miles of hike, bike and equestrian trails. The Denver suburb is home to the Moon Gulch Trail, a multipurpose trail traveling east-west and connecting the Indiana...

Rockrimmon Trail

CO - 1.3 miles

The Rockrimmon Trail, named for the Colorado Springs neighborhood in which it lies, begins in Foothills Park, adjacent to Foothills Elementary School. From there, the crushed-stone trail winds its way...

Blunn Trail

CO - 1.3 miles

Blunn Trail forms a link between two of Arvada's most popular trails: Ralston Creek Trail and Van Bibber Creek Trail. The north end of the trail is at Ralston Creek Trail on the west side of Virgil...

Accordion

Switzerland Trail

CO - 14 miles

The Switzerland Trail in the peaks west of Boulder was named for the spectacular mountain scenery along this remote and former railroad route. Although why it had to be named after another country...

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

CO - 14 miles

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway follows Sand Creek in Denver's northeast metro area. The southern end of the trail, through Denver and Aurora, has a soft surface, which can make for a dusty ride when...

Big Dry Creek Trail (Arvada)

CO - 3.3 miles

Big Dry Creek Trail in Arvada (not be confused with similarly named trails in Westminster and Littleton) is a multi-use pathway tucked into the northwest corner of the Denver suburb. The trail...

Railroad Bed Trail

CO - 2.1 miles

Located on Aurora’s south end, the Railroad Bed Trail offers a 2-mile diagonal pathway within Cherry Creek State Park, a recreational gem with opportunities for camping, fishing, swimming and...

Van Bibber Creek Trail

CO - 2.6 miles

The Van Bibber Creek, Park and Trail all owe their name to Isaac van Bibber, an early settler to the area.  The trail begins on Oak Street and heads west in the swathe cut by the creek through the...

Firestone Trail

CO - 8.5 miles

The Firestone Trail mostly parallels Colorado Boulevard between Dacono in the south and north of Firestone, at the northern end of the trail. The trail is paved and provides access to parks,...

Foothills Trail (CO)

CO - 6.6 miles

The Foothills Trail runs along Colorado Springs' western border at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. You'll begin near Oak Valley Ranch Park and travel south along an irrigation channel,...

Left Hand Greenway

CO - 2.9 miles

The Left Hand Greenway is a diagonal path along its namesake creek in southern Longmont. It begins at a juncture with the St. Vrain Greenway, a scenic 8-mile route across the city. From there, you'll...

Rock Island Trail (CO)

CO - 14.8 miles

About an hour south of Denver, the Rock Island Trail offers a nearly 15-mile pathway in two disconnected segments in El Paso County. Future plans call for linking the two sections for a seamless trail...

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

CO - 71 miles

The High Line Canal Trail is a popular stretch of path through Denver's southside suburbs, winding for 71 miles between Aurora and Roxborough State Park. The trail is owned and operated by Denver...

Mesa Valley Trail

CO - 1.7 miles

Situated in the northwestern corner of Colorado Springs, the Mesa Valley Trail travels through largely open areas to Sondermann Park. In the park, you will travel through woodlands along Mesa Creek....

Corridor Trail

CO - 0.8 miles

Note: Like most of Lyons' parks system, the Corridor Trail has been closed since a devastating flood in September 2013. Work is currently underway to reopen the closed parks and trails. See the city's...

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

CO - 17 miles

The New Santa Fe Regional Trail provides a scenic journey along the front range of the mountains, from Palmer Lake Recreation Area in northern El Paso County through the U.S. Air Force Academy in...

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

CO - 5.4 miles

Big Dry Creek Trail provides a pleasant connector between the High Line Canal Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway, two jewels in the trail network of the greater Denver area. Although the trail is...

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

CO - 15 miles

The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail runs throughout Colorado Springs, from just south of the United States Air Force Academy to the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The popular trail connects at both ends to...

Van Bibber Creek Trail

CO - 2.6 miles

The Van Bibber Creek, Park and Trail all owe their name to Isaac van Bibber, an early settler to the area.  The trail begins on Oak Street and heads west in the swathe cut by the creek through the...

Corridor Trail

CO - 0.8 miles

Note: Like most of Lyons' parks system, the Corridor Trail has been closed since a devastating flood in September 2013. Work is currently underway to reopen the closed parks and trails. See the city's...

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

CO - 14 miles

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway follows Sand Creek in Denver's northeast metro area. The southern end of the trail, through Denver and Aurora, has a soft surface, which can make for a dusty ride when...

Firestone Trail

CO - 8.5 miles

The Firestone Trail mostly parallels Colorado Boulevard between Dacono in the south and north of Firestone, at the northern end of the trail. The trail is paved and provides access to parks,...

Accordion

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

CO - 15 miles

The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail runs throughout Colorado Springs, from just south of the United States Air Force Academy to the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The popular trail connects at both ends to...

Rock Island Trail (CO)

CO - 14.8 miles

About an hour south of Denver, the Rock Island Trail offers a nearly 15-mile pathway in two disconnected segments in El Paso County. Future plans call for linking the two sections for a seamless trail...

Rockrimmon Trail

CO - 1.3 miles

The Rockrimmon Trail, named for the Colorado Springs neighborhood in which it lies, begins in Foothills Park, adjacent to Foothills Elementary School. From there, the crushed-stone trail winds its way...

Moon Gulch Trail

CO - 2 miles

The city of Arvada boasts over 150 miles of hike, bike and equestrian trails. The Denver suburb is home to the Moon Gulch Trail, a multipurpose trail traveling east-west and connecting the Indiana...

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

CO - 5.4 miles

Big Dry Creek Trail provides a pleasant connector between the High Line Canal Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway, two jewels in the trail network of the greater Denver area. Although the trail is...

Blunn Trail

CO - 1.3 miles

Blunn Trail forms a link between two of Arvada's most popular trails: Ralston Creek Trail and Van Bibber Creek Trail. The north end of the trail is at Ralston Creek Trail on the west side of Virgil...

Railroad Bed Trail

CO - 2.1 miles

Located on Aurora’s south end, the Railroad Bed Trail offers a 2-mile diagonal pathway within Cherry Creek State Park, a recreational gem with opportunities for camping, fishing, swimming and...

Switzerland Trail

CO - 14 miles

The Switzerland Trail in the peaks west of Boulder was named for the spectacular mountain scenery along this remote and former railroad route. Although why it had to be named after another country...

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

CO - 17 miles

The New Santa Fe Regional Trail provides a scenic journey along the front range of the mountains, from Palmer Lake Recreation Area in northern El Paso County through the U.S. Air Force Academy in...

Foothills Trail (CO)

CO - 6.6 miles

The Foothills Trail runs along Colorado Springs' western border at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. You'll begin near Oak Valley Ranch Park and travel south along an irrigation channel,...

Mesa Valley Trail

CO - 1.7 miles

Situated in the northwestern corner of Colorado Springs, the Mesa Valley Trail travels through largely open areas to Sondermann Park. In the park, you will travel through woodlands along Mesa Creek....

Big Dry Creek Trail (Arvada)

CO - 3.3 miles

Big Dry Creek Trail in Arvada (not be confused with similarly named trails in Westminster and Littleton) is a multi-use pathway tucked into the northwest corner of the Denver suburb. The trail...

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

CO - 71 miles

The High Line Canal Trail is a popular stretch of path through Denver's southside suburbs, winding for 71 miles between Aurora and Roxborough State Park. The trail is owned and operated by Denver...

Left Hand Greenway

CO - 2.9 miles

The Left Hand Greenway is a diagonal path along its namesake creek in southern Longmont. It begins at a juncture with the St. Vrain Greenway, a scenic 8-mile route across the city. From there, you'll...

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

CO - 10.8 miles

The Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail (nicknamed the LOBO) extends more than 10 miles between these two major cities and taps into the region's vast network of trails. Most of the pathway has a...

Recent Trail Reviews

Austin Bluffs Trail

Beautiful and not to crowded

October, 2020 by gonzalez82n

Beautiful and not to crowded

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

Nice trail, Well Maintained

October, 2020 by w1dergrl3

Sweet trail - super colorful in the fall. Not as many walkers, runners but definitely a lot of bikes. Cyclists are respectful and usually announce. Paved walk. No directional signage at trailhead after parking off Union. That could have been a lot more clear.

Shooks Run Trail

The city seems to love cement trails, i guess they have lots of money. I would prefer a nice gravel trail myself. The cranks and grinding to level the cement has improved the surface a lot.

October, 2020 by nardclaar

The city seems to love cement trails, i guess they have lots of money. I would prefer a nice gravel trail myself. The cranks and grinding to level the cement has improved the surface a lot.

Accordion

Lee Lateral Ditch Trail

Fun trail with many unexpected delights!

October, 2020 by laurastark

We visited the western tip of this trail—from Lake Village Park to Eagleview Elementary School—a distance of about 1.5 miles one way. It made for a pleasant October weekend ride with large old cottonwoods and other trees offering shade and hints of fall color. The trail begins with a nice parking area, a large picnic pavilion, porta potty, and exercise stations. At many points as we rode along, the trail split, offering a paralleling finely crushed stone surface for runners. Much of the way, the trail also followed a narrow shallow ditch. You could tell how popular this trail was as many adjacent homeowners had built their own small footbridges across the ditch to reach the trail. A fun surprise for my 10-year-old was a small trailside playground with two climbable life-size horses made of concrete and a large pig sculpture. For my husband, another fun unexpected find was a dirt mountain biking trail that paralleled the main trail for a short distance.

Other highlights included two heritage areas with railroad artifacts and informational signage about the history of the area. The signs also marked the route as part of the Eastlake Heritage Trail. According to the signage, a Union Pacific Railroad spur once ran through the corridor. Built in the early 1900s, the trains ran to Denver carrying passengers, farm products, and business freight.

Towards the end of our journey, we reached Colorado Boulevard; the crosswalk was well-marked. On the other side of the street the houses got closer to the trail, but it was still a lot of fun as the trail winds through a nice neighborhood.

Shooks Run Trail

My husband and I biked this trail today. We liked it. Did not see any vagrants or encampments.

October, 2020 by muddonna

My husband and I biked this trail today. We liked it. Did not see any vagrants or encampments.

Toll Gate Creek Trail

Toll Gate Creek Trail Hampden to quincy

September, 2020 by judipowers

I have been walking this trail and others and am so disappointed with the lack of pride people take in this area. Benches littered with cigarette butts , broken glass that can damage a dogs foot pads, and just general lack of upkeep. Not sure who is responsible but this is not what this should look like, we can and should do better....

Columbine Trail

Nice trail

September, 2020 by rob.reis1962

This is another nice trail in the area. As others have noted, much of the trail has been improved to very rideable. We did have one detour that took us through a neighborhood to avoid a repair area in progress. We picked up the trail from the C-470 bike way trail which has a slight stretch that runs beside the 470 just before you cross under the 470 from Chatfield Park. The C-470 trail has some of the traffic noise on it in that stretch, but don’t get discouraged and continue on to the Columbine Trai if you enter from that direction

Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway)

Nice easy trail

September, 2020 by rob.reis1962

This is an easy trail that connects to many others. There are some areas where you can stop along the way and have a snack. There are just enough bike riders, joggers, and walkers to pass along the way as to feel safe at all times.

Platte River Trail (CO)

cherry creek trailhead junction

September, 2020 by tds_4christ

I’ve ridden south from this junction down past Dartmouth where the trail connects westward to the Bear Creek trail. However the app indicates that the Platte River trail ends past Dartmouth but that’s incomplete information cuz the Platte trail continues many miles south past Littleton. Great ride but it does have some rough patches (and some rough neighborhoods)

Peaks to Plains Trail

I had a great time here! I have disabilities and walking this was less stressful due to the paved path. Many bikers and climbers out for the difficult terrain as well. The water is beautiful and great to focus on while walking through here.

August, 2020 by jmweb78109

I had a great time here! I have disabilities and walking this was less stressful due to the paved path. Many bikers and climbers out for the difficult terrain as well. The water is beautiful and great to focus on while walking through here.

Columbine Trail

Great Connector - New Pavement

August, 2020 by rcarnotap

This trail used to be terrible with huge cracks in the asphalt. Over the last two years it has been completely repaved. New asphalt in the South Suburban segment and new concrete in Jeffco. The last segment between the C-470 connection is currently being paved in concrete. Ugly detour for another week or two (8/13/2020).

Sand Creek Trail

Homeless, dirt patches, run down, and more

August, 2020 by asevans48

The trail is nice from its Northern starting point near Sand Creek Elementary to Chelton road. The next patch after this is paved to a barrier erected by the homeless leading directly into a homeless camp all the way to the Hancock Expressway. You have to skate/ride through the camp. After that, the path becomes a mix of unkept dirt patches and homeless people past the jail to the sports park and connection with the Front Range Trail.

As a skater, I had a better time on the Front Range Trail/Pikes Peak Regional Greenway (South/North at the park). That part is dirt and requires the large wheels of a tri-skate.

As with all Colorado Springs trails, you will be dissapointed. 0/5 for 90 % 5/5 for 1/4 of a mile.

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